Born in 1965 in Osaka, Kenji Yanobe attended Kyoto City University of Arts and received a Master of Arts degree in 1991. Since the early 1990s, Yanobe has been incorporating the theme of survival in present-day society into his work, creating numerous large-scale mechanical sculptural works that may be attached to one’s body or ridden and controlled. With the dawning of the 21st century, Yanobe has shifted to the theme of revival. His work has been exhibited recently at the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Kyoto Botanical Garden, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, The Museum of Kyoto, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art–Kanazawa, and Yamamoto Gendai (Tokyo), and is in the collections of FNAC Fond National d’Art Contemporain (France), FRAC Provance-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Museum of Art (Osaka). Visit Yanobe’s recent projects at yamamotogendai.org and yanobe.com.